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December 20, 2018 Briefings By

Today in Gear is our daily roundup of all the latest product announcements, drops and deals. Comments or concerns? We’d love to hear from you at tig@gearpatrol.com.


It’s rare for a man to only use one razor for every shaving need in his life. But with OneBlade’s lifetime guarantee on its HYBRID Razor, it’s a done deal.

The HYBRID is built with military-grade materials and boasts an ultra-sleek design. The polymer handle is made of engineering-grade Tritan and the pivoting stainless steel head adapts to the curvature of your face to always get the proper angle. The Feather Single Edge blade (which is recyclable and easy to replace) is made of high-carbon stainless steel and coated in platinum. Each blade is twice as thick as the average double edge safety razor blade. This translates to an ultra-sharp, yet smooth and comfortable blade that gives you a shave free of razor burn, ingrown hairs and nicks — a lifetime of that sounds pretty fantastic. Plus, its wrapped in a handcrafted waxed canvas bag with everything you need for the ultimate shave.

Get 20 percent off your entire purchase with the discount code GEAR.


New & Noteworthy Releases

It Looks Like Volkswagen Is Definitely Bringing Back the Beach Buggy
It Looks Like Volkswagen Is Definitely Bringing Back the Beach Buggy

Volkswagen hints at bringing back the Beach Buggy, this time as an all-electric vehicle, and it couldn't be more perfectly timed.

These May Be the Best New Gym Shoes of 2019
These May Be the Best New Gym Shoes of 2019

These gym-specific sneakers are the ideal new shoe for 2019 fitness endeavors.

This Limited-Edition Jacket Features a Unique Leather from Horween
This Limited-Edition Jacket Features a Unique Leather from Horween

Oiled roughout cowhide from Horween with matte black hardware.


Fresh Deals


DWR’s Winter Sale
Save 15 to 65% Design Within Reach’s stock of high-end furniture, lighting and home goods isn’t a place to find replicas, it’s a place to find the real thing. As such, its stock doesn’t usually come cheap. Today, though, almost 300 pieces from its catalog are discounted 15 to 65 percent off.

The DWR Winter Sale features lighting, couches, chairs, coffee tables and pretty much anything else you might put in a living room or bedroom. We’ve rounded a few of our favorites below. —Will Price


4 Great Pocket Knives Are on Sale Right Now
Save up to 31%: Even cheap pocket knives make quality holiday gifts that can be used for a lifetime. Right now, four great ones are on sale. — Tanner Bowden


Barbour Jackets
Save 30%:Founded over 120 years ago, Barbour is arguably gold-standard for waxed cotton outerwear. The U.K based brand became well-known for its motorcycle jackets and developed a selection of styles appropriate for on and off the bike. If you’ve had your eye on one of these classics but haven’t wanted to pay list price, head over to End today. A bunch of Barbour outerwear is on sale in a full range of sizes. With prices starting at $85, this is well worth checking out. — John Zientek


Le Creuset Dutch oven
Save 20% In the pecking order of grail-worthy kitchen buys, few items are more storied, useful and long-lasting than a Le Creuset Dutch oven.

The old French company’s pot is unlike virtually every other competitor on the market, and that’s a good thing. It’s thinner and lighter than its rivals (from Staub to Lodge), which makes it easier to handle and heat more quickly. Its lid strikes the ideal balance between steam release and moisture retention, which makes for better, richer braises, stews and the like. And the creamy white cooking surface, though it will being discoloring after prolonged use, makes tracking the progress of browning a whole lot easier than the black interiors of its competitors.

But Le Creuset’s cookware is grail-worthy for a reason — the price. The classic 5.5-quart Dutch oven usually costs in the neighborhood of $350. Today, it’s 20 percent off, or $272 (only the yellow color).
Note: If you’re planning on getting one as a gift, know that Amazon expects this product to arrive after Christmas.Will Price


AmazonBasics’ Backpacking Backpack
Save up to 48%: Your paranoid, conspiracy-loving friends may be exaggerating when they say that Amazon is taking over the world, but the company is making a concerted effort to annex every category of product, including outdoor gear. AmazonBasics Internal Frame Hiking Backpack with Rainfly has a sleeping-bag compartment, plenty of pockets and compartments to keep everything organized, plus an extension collar if you need up to five more liters of space. Keep your neck and shoulders free of redness and chafing with adjustable and padded shoulder straps. The bag comes in a 75-, 65- or 55-liter capacities. Amazon priced the packs at a dollar per liter, but right now they’re all on sale for up to 48 percent off, making them the cheapest backpacking backpacks we’ve ever seen.

It’s so cheap in fact, that we’ve decided to purchase one ourselves to find out how it stacks up to the high-end packs we’re used to carrying into the wilderness (we’ll share our findings when we come to a conclusion). So no, we can’t vouch for this backpack’s quality, but many of the AmazonBasics products that we’ve tested so far have outperformed their price tags, and if all you’re looking for is something basic, this might be it. — Tanner Bowden


Anker Soundcore Space NC Headphones
Save $30: Anker’s Soundcore Space NC are solid noise-canceling headphones that normally only $100, which is way cheaper than noise-canceling headphones by Sony and Bose (and most other premium high-quality noise-canceling headphones), and that’s main reason why we named the Anker Soundcore Space NC as part of our “best products of the year.” The sound solid, even if the build quality isn’t as premium, and their noise-canceling ability is impressive. If you’re looking for a last minute holiday gift, these headphones are just $69 today on Amazon. And if you order through Amazon Prime, you should have no problem having these arrive before Christmas.

You can read more about the Anker Soundcore Space NC headphones and why they’re one of our favorite products of 2018, here.


Today on Gear Patrol

Brunello Cucinelli’s Vision for a Better World
Brunello Cucinelli’s Vision for a Better World

Reflecting on the changing luxury space, the importance of the arts and the future of his company.

The 12 Warmest Pairs of Boots You Can Wear This Winter
The 12 Warmest Pairs of Boots You Can Wear This Winter

A dozen pairs that will keep your feet warm and dry all season long.

Jaybird Tarah Pro Review: I Didn’t Like Running Headphones Until I Found These
Jaybird Tarah Pro Review: I Didn’t Like Running Headphones Until I Found These

Jaybird's new Tarah Pro wireless running headphones aren't cheap, but they come with all the features runners need.

Three Leica Collectors Sound Off on the New Leica L1 Watch
Three Leica Collectors Sound Off on the New Leica L1 Watch

Leica served up a surprise in 2018 when it announced that it was getting into the watch game, so we asked three Leica users their thoughts.

This Affordable All-in-One System Is the Perfect Hi-Fi Package
This Affordable All-in-One System Is the Perfect Hi-Fi Package

The KEF LS50 is still the perfect hi-fi all-in-one speaker system, but the KEF LSX way more approachable. It's half the price and still sounds incredible.

Winter Car Prep and Snow Driving Tips from a Rally Pro
Winter Car Prep and Snow Driving Tips from a Rally Pro

We spoke to Wyatt Knox of Team O'Neil Rally School about winter driving skills and cold weather car necessities.

Need New Winter Apparel? Learn These Specs to Know What You’re Getting
Need New Winter Apparel? Learn These Specs to Know What You’re Getting

Get past the language barrier with this guide to some common winter gear tech specs.

The 100 Best Products of 2018, Now in Print

Introducing Issue Eight, the sixth iteration of the GP100 and the first-ever in print. Get Your Copy Today

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